Australia Post National Police Check

Start your police check application online or in-store. Once it’s been submitted and processed by the police agency you'll receive a digital certificate with your result.

How to apply

Apply online

To start your application online you’ll need 4 ID documents.

Apply at the Post Office

To apply at the Post Office you'll need 4 ID documents and a completed Application for National Police Check form (PDF 353kB).

Benefits of a police check with Australia Post

  • Fast – Results are typically received within 2 business hours2. You can also choose to store your details and save time on future checks with us1.

  • Secure  We collect your information for the purpose of verifying your identity and we encrypt any information we receive. Your personal information and check result is always treated confidentially.

  • Convenient – You'll receive a digital certificate and you can request a hard copy for an extra $103. Scan your certificate's QR code using the Australia Post app to confirm authenticity.

  • Trusted – Accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). Complete, accurate and trusted by government departments, licencing authorities and employers.

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